Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

The highest mountain in England and Wales


Route outline for walk gw110:

Snowdon Ranger Car Park  -  Snowdon Ranger Railway Station  -  Llwyn Onn  -  Maen Bras  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Bwlch Cwm Brwynog  -  Clogwyn Du'r Arddu  -  Snowdon Mountain Railway  -  Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Snowdon Ranger Car Park.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Snowdon Ranger Path is named after John Morton, the self-styled 'Snowdon Ranger', who used to escort 'gentlemen who put themselves under his guidance in order to ascend Snowdon and see the country'.

He lived in what is now the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel at the beginning of the path.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales.

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

In no particular order . . .

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Cochrane (2)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (8)

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Cartwright (7)

Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Vince Wetton on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in 2010

Photo: Robert Taylor-Marriott (2)

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Paul Hancock (5)

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Crib Goch from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (1)

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

My uncle on the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: Tommy Guns (1)

The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The viewpoint plaque on the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (10)

Climbing Snowdon

Climbing Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (2)

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Glaslyn from Snowdon

Photo: Paul Gillett (2)


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